On the news this morning there was a story about flood victims asking for help feeding their animals, the flood happened so fast, there wasn't time to save the dog/cat food. I called the SPCA this morning to offer help .... Apparently there are some feed stores in Fairbanks we can purchase food from, and the Civil Air Patrol will deliver the food to Tanana. I know there are alot of dog people on this island, so let's help them out.
The SPCA is e-mailing me the information and I will pass it along if anyone wants to donate. Thanks for your attention....here is the link to the story:
Here is the e-mail I received from the SPCA...I will be sending in a donation at the close of business tomorrow...if anyone wants to donate, here is how it can be done. My boss wrote me a check for $25.00, so if anyone else wants to donate through me, don't hesitate to contact me:
Urgent Dog Food Needs Due to Flooding on the Upper Yukon. The Alaska Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (AKVOAD) desk at the State Emergency Coordination has validated the need for dog food for the communities of Circle, Eagle, Stevens Village, and Tanana.
The estimated total need is for 8,000 pounds per week for the foreseeable future. Many of the villages will need dog food until the salmon arrive in July. There may be additional needs for dog food in other villages as the word comes in.
Dog food can be donated several ways. The most urgent need at this time is for dog food to be staged out of Fairbanks.
1. Drop off at the Civil Air Patrol hanger in Fairbanks at 3855 S University Avenue (East Ramp, Fairbanks International Airport). During working hours the dog food can be dropped off inside; at other times drop on the pallets outside the hanger.
2. Order (credit card) dog food from a store in Fairbanks and ask them to drop off the food at the Civil Air Patrol hanger in Fairbanks.
a. 49er Dog Food Store in Fairbanks (907) 488-4999b.
b. Coldspot Feeds. (907) 457-85553.
Anchorage: Drop off at the Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA), 549 W International Airport Rd (907-562-2999) Deliveries ONLY Weekdays from 10AM to 4PM.AKVOAD will coordinate delivery from Fairbanks and Anchorage to the affected communities.
On Tuesday, May 19, 1,500 pounds of dog food was delivered to Tanana by the state and 2,400 pounds of donated dog food was delivered to Stevens Village by the Civil Air patrol.
AKVOAD has a general need to help with un-met human needs due to the 2009 floods. AKVOAD is accepting donations to the “2009 Spring Floods” account at any Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
Additionally, checks may be mailed to:
AKVOAD (Alaska VOAD)
2535 Crestwood St
Anchorage, AK 99508
Thanks for getting involved!
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